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Kanye West Is Back On Twitter And He Said He Loves Trump And Called Emma Gonzalez A Hero In The Same Week

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Kanye West is back on Twitter after a long break from the social media platform. The rapper returned in true Kanye form and tweeted about every thing and any thing that crossed his mind. He has been tweeting about shoesLamar Odom, shared random inspirational quotes, and it seemed like he wasn’t going to stop.

Then West took things a step further and tweeted about his love and appreciation for President Trump. Despite Kanye visiting Donald Trump soon after the election, many people had no idea his love for Trump was that deep. Last week, West took to Twitter to rant saying: “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.” West followed that up with, “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

Then, West turned his Twitter attention to gun reform activists and Parkland shooting survivor Emma González and things didn’t work out as West probably hoped for.

Kanye West expressed on Twitter that Emma González is his hero.

Now, some people might be really happy for Kanye West to call them his hero. However, a gun reform activist, who grew up in the age of social media, probably isn’t going to be the best audience following a pro-Trump message.

People on social media were confused by the pro-Trump and pro-gun control messaging.

It’s totally cool to support contradictory causes, right?

González took the moment to give some love to her hero, James Shaw Jr.

James Shaw Jr. is the man who saved the lives of several people at the Waffle House in Tennessee after a gunman opened fire and killed four people. Shaw Jr. didn’t have a gun himself but he saw an opportunity to subdue the gunman and took the chance ending the shooting.

People applauded the teen for using the tweet as a moment to highlight a hero.

Just imagine yourself in high school getting a tweet from West calling you his hero.

West later tweeted that he shaved his head after the gun control advocate.

González didn’t respond to this tweet.

There is a lot of confusion on Twitter about West’s tweets.

It wasn’t long ago that West shared a photo of a signed “Make America Great Again” hat.

Clearly the people are demanding some answers.

So, which is it, West?


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March For Our Lives Just Announced A Bold New Proposal For Gun Control Legislation And It Has Our Future All Over It

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March For Our Lives Just Announced A Bold New Proposal For Gun Control Legislation And It Has Our Future All Over It

We don’t need to see another mass shooting dominate the news cycle to know that America needs gun reform now. But despite a series of mass shootings in the United States in recent years — and two in the past couple of weeks — elected officials and the administration still aren’t in any rush to reform our gun laws and policies in America. 

Instead, students who have survived mass shootings in their lifetime are the ones taking charge and fighting for gun control in our country. 

On Wednesday, August 21, the students who survived a mass shooting last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have unveiled an ambitious gun-control proposal called “A Peace Plan for a Safer America.”

Yesterday after announcing their gun-control proposal, March For Our Lives — a platform and organization focused on voter registration and outreach across the U.S. — tweeted that “gun violence is intersectional. It feeds off of poverty, injustice, and despair. So that means that our plans — to be truly comprehensive — need to be intersectional too.” 

Their gun-control proposal was exclusively obtained by The Washington Post and the publication reports that the plan goes beyond the current discussion surrounding background checks for those who want to buy or own a gun and “red flag” laws, which applies to people who could be a danger to themselves and others if in ownership of a gun. 

According to the Washington Post, Parkland’s gun-proposal plan aims to create a “national licensing and gun registry, long a nonstarter with gun rights advocates; ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines; implement a mandatory gun buyback program; and install a ‘national director of gun violence protection’ who would report directly to the president and coordinate the federal response to what advocates call a national public health emergency.” 

The Parkland students and survivors also unveiled this gun control plan ahead of the 2020 presidential race accordingly. 

They’re looking to shape the presidential race and influence the candidates (including Donald Trump) to consider their proposed gun laws and enforcement.

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate running for president in 2020 from El Paso, Texas has been open about gun-control and reform in American even more so after the El Paso and Dayton Ohio mass shootings that occurred earlier this month. Further, he made gun control a focus of his campaign now that he’s back on the campaign trail. 

He has also already spoken out in support of the Peace Plan. In a tweet, he encouraged people to follow the lead of the Parkland students marching for their lives and for the lives of everybody else in order to “end this epidemic.” He concluded his tweet of support by calling on everyone in the presidential race — and the country — to do the same and support their plan. 

Further, the “Peace Plan for a Safer America” will work to dramatically increase restrictions around owning guns — for example, the plan proposes that we raise the age from 21 to 18 for those who want to buy and own guns. It also wants to implement a “multi-step” gun licensing system to be overseen by a federal agency. This gun licensing system would include in-person interviews and a 10-day wait before an individual of age 21 or older are allowed to make a gun purchase. According to The Washington Post, the license would be renewed annually. 

The plan is being referred to as the “Green New Deal”  of guns, taking a “holistic approach” to gun violence in America. The plan is also proposing community-based solutions to gun violence including mental health services. 

Here’s a breakdown of what “A Peace Plan for a Safer America” entails:

1. Change the standards of gun ownership:

By changing the standards of gun ownership, the Peace Plan aims to advocate and pass legislation to raise the national standard for gun ownership. This is where the national licensing and registry will come into play. It also includes their proposed national gun buy-back program to reduce the millions of firearms that are in circulation by at least 30%. 

2. Halve the rate of gun deaths in 10 years: 

The Peace Plan has set an ambitious goal to reduce gun injuries and deaths by 50% in 10 years. This would amount to saving the lives of up to 200,000 Americans.  

3. Accountability for the gun lobby and industry:

In its third step, the Peace Plan will hold the gun lobby and industry accountable for decades of “illegal behavior” and dangerous policies that have not worked to protect the American people. 

4. Name a director of gun violence prevention:

The Peace Plan proposes the appointment of a National Director of Gun Violence who will report directly to the President. The National Director of Gun Violence would oversee a down payment of $250 million in annual funding for research by the CDC and other federal agencies on gun violence prevention. 

5. Generate community-based solutions:

The plan would also fully fund targeted community-based solutions addressing the intersectional dimensions of gun violence. These interventions would include urban violence reduction programs, suicide prevention programs, domestic violence prevention programs, and other mental health services. 

6. Empower the next generation.

Lastly, the Peace Plan aims to mobilize young registered voters. The plan would automatically register eligible voters and mail voter registration to all Americans when they turn 18. 

In a statement to CBS News, co-founder of March For Our Lives and Parkland shooting survivor, David Hogg told the publication that “for too long we have looked to elected officials to solve America’s gun violence crisis and time and time again, they have fallen to the pressure of NRA donations and the status quo.” 

Enough is enough, he continued, elected officials have failed to do their job and protect the lives of Americans across the country and it has led to deadly consequences. 

“It is clear that the time for thoughts and prayers has come and gone,” Hogg added. “It is now time for real change and real action.” 

Madonna Sampled Emma Gonzalez’s ‘We Call BS’ Speech In Her New Single

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Madonna Sampled Emma Gonzalez’s ‘We Call BS’ Speech In Her New Single

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On Feb. 17, just three days after the school mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, a student spoke words that inspired the entire world.
Emma Gonzalez, an 18-year-old high school senior at the time, gave a televised speech about what it’s like to lose classmates horrifically and demanded gun reform. Her speech started a gun control movement and led to a massive anti-gun protest worldwide. Her words also inspired a very famous woman.

Madonna’s latest album features a song titled “I Rise” in which she samples Emma Gonzalez’s “We call BS” speech.

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The song begins with an intro by Gonzalez, “Us kids don’t know what we’re talking about/ That we’re too young to understand how the government works/ We call B.S.”

Then Madonna begins to sing, ” I’m goin’ through it, yeah I know you see the tragic in it/ Just hold on to the little bit of magic in it/ I can’t break down now I can’t take that now/ Died a thousand times/ Managed to survive/ I can’t break down now/ I can’t take that (I can’t take that).”

The song also includes the line, “There’s nothin’ you can do to me that hasn’t been done. Not bulletproof, shouldn’t have to run from a gun.”

The chorus goes, “I rise, I rise I rise up above it, up above it I rise, I rise I rise up above it all.”

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“I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind,” Madonna said in a statement, according to the Miami Herald. “This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride and I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, to speak their minds and to love themselves.”

Gonzalez has yet to comment on the song.

Check out the song below.

What do you think of the song? Let us know in the comment section below!

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